The origin of the Pimentel Project, Inc. is quite simple. JW Brown was called to the ministry while in high school. He attended Bible College and earned a BS degree with a ministerial major. For the next 14 years after graduating from college, he struggled with understanding the details of the calling.
On October 20, 1996 at 5:20 in the afternoon, while attending a children’s service in Pimentel, Dominican Republic, it became very clear to JW the very reason he was born. He had to answer the question, “what are you willing to do?” The answer was, and still is, “I will do whatever you ask me to do.” The directive – now is the time complete the project and use the talents that I have gifted to you. Thus the Pimentel Project, Inc. was born. And less than 1 year later, in August 1997, the first classes of kindergarten thru 3rd grade convened.
At the age of 17 I was living on the streets, without food, no place to sleep, and ready to kill myself by jumping off a bridge in the country Dominican Republic. It was then I gave my life to Jesus. When God saved me, I made a promise to God to do everything in my power to make sure other children did not have to go through life as I did.
God blessed my promise by providing me with a seminary education, and skills and talents to reach the children in the impoverished town of Pimentel, Dominican Republic. I was able to use my talents as a magician, puppeteer, and singer to reach the children n Pimentel for Jesus.
Because of God’s ultimate love and blessings today we have a church “MIVA Children’s Ministry Love Alive” that is focused on reaching children. And a school CERINFA “Children’s Recovery Center” grade K-8 with 212 students. Here they receive basic education, the love of Christ, and two meals a day and it is at no cost to them.